Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bus station move just the ticket for Morpeth charity

A Morpeth charity which has been helping disabled people for 20 years has moved to new headquarters in the Sanderson Arcade development.
The Castle Morpeth Disability Association is the first organisation to move to the brand new purpose built offices based at the bus station which has also just opened.

The charity was started by a dedicated team of volunteers and now has eight staff offering a range of services as well as supporting community initiatives.

Covering an area across mid and North Northumberland, the team at CMDA is hoping the new move will raise its profile.

The new premises are larger with better facilities covering 1,820 sq ft on the ground floor with good access.

The bus station has been built as part of the £32m development currently under construction. There are also public toilets and a Martins Newsagents.

This phase of the town centre development has been completed on schedule and will be officially opened in a special ceremony being held on March 5.

Director of Castle Morpeth Disability Association, David Weatherhead, said: "The move has gone really well and we are hoping we will have a much higher profile in our new premises. It puts us in a better position to do more training and support other groups in the area.

"It is great to have premises and facilities which will help us to move the charity on to the next level. We are in a great location in the town and easily accessible by car and bus."

Director of Morpeth II, the developers of Sanderson Arcade, Mark Dransfield said: "We hope the new headquarters will help the charity build on the great work it does in Morpeth.

"It's exciting for everyone involved in the project to start seeing people moving in to this first phase of the development."

For further information about Castle Morpeth Disability Association visit the website at www.cmda.org.uk
The offices are next to Stand B in the new Morpeth Bus Interchange. CMDA can be contacted on 01670 504488.

Morpeth Herald, 27th February 2009

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